Definition of halberd noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhælbɜːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhælbərd//
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a weapon used in the past which is a combination of a spear and an axe Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French hallebarde, from Italian alabarda, from Middle High German helmbarde (from helm ‘handle’ + barde ‘hatchet’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: halberd